is our Philosophy at the Center for Generations?
The Center for Generation is a unique early childhood
program in which the focus is on early childhood development
and intergenerational programming. We believe that our
children are positively affected by interaction with the
elders at St. John’s. Conversely, we know that the elders
are positively affected by the interactions with the
children. Intergenerational programming at the Center for
Generations occurs in many different ways. Through planned
and spontaneous outings, activities, and events, even the
youngest children at the Center are involved. Our focus with
intergenerational programming is to provide opportunities to
build respectful relationships with our elders.
The Center for Generations believes in providing a
developmentally appropriate environment that enhances each
child’s individual growth. The Center environment allows for
children to be grouped according to their level. Each class
group is designed to enhance the various stages of a child’s
development. Through learning centers, children are
encouraged to explore, play, and learn at their own pace.
Teachers serve as facilitators in the learning process. With
flexible but planned lessons and curriculum, children in all
groups have experience in small and large group settings,
active and quiet play times, structured and free choice
activities. We believe that all children shall have daily
opportunities for story time, music and movement, and a
variety of art projects. Outdoor time is an essential part
of our daily routine at the Center for Generations.
We are dedicated to providing a healthy, safe, and nurturing
environment where children can play, learn, and explore the
world around them. We've created a diverse curriculum that
aims to support a child at every developmental stage and
Additionally, we are faith-based, but a non-denominational
childcare facility. Activities such as prayer at meal times,
Bible school, “singspiration”, and other church-related
activities are ever present at the Center for Generations.